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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Nov 18, 2022

This week we welcome Maureen Riehl and Ed Griesmer to the podcast to discuss the work they do at Multistate and the fascinating process of hiring lobbyists in an ever-changing political landscape.

Maureen is Principal and General Counsel with MultiState Associates. She joined the firm in October 2015, and leads the firm's Strategic Government Relations Practice. Her work has encompassed both the public and private sector, advising organizations on their strategic planning, public policy, communications, and outreach strategies. Maureen is also an accomplished speaker, state affairs expert, and media commentator. Her passion is mentoring young people interested in the profession of advocacy.

As MultiState’s president, Ed is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the company’s Alexandria headquarters, including business development, marketing, customer satisfaction and quality assurance, as well as overseeing MultiState’s issues management platform, research and technology. He also works directly with numerous clients on all of the company’s service lines including lobbying engagements nationwide.

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